The Registered Nurse serves as a role model and demonstrates leadership in the core competencies of the High-Performance Development Model such as personal mastery, interpersonal relationships, customer service, clinical skills, age-specific care, critical thinking, creativity, and organizational stewardship. Responsible in providing personalized, proactive and patient-driven care. The Nurse Educator is responsible and accountable for assisting in the creation and delivery of staff development and education programs. The Educator will work collaboratively with leadership across the medical center in the development and implementation of facility-wide educational programs and initiatives. The Nurse Educator is a registered professional nurse who provides formal/informal/virtual instruction for clinicians, support staff, patients and families. The Nurse Educator collaborates with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective program including orientation, continuing education and in-services. The Nurse Educator establishes effective relationships with all Medical Center personnel and serves as a liaison. The Nurse Educator is a role model in demonstrating excellence in practice, serves as a clinical mentor/preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consults and collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations. The Nurse Educator demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Initiates and maintains databases, prepares, reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess variances and project needs in training processes. Facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force and resource utilization. Coordinates and conducts staff education including clinical orientation, mandatory reviews, staff development, skills assessments and continuing education opportunities. Demonstrates expert written and verbal communication skills. The incumbent conducts review, evaluation, and revision of educational programs annually and as needed. Conducts an annual needs assessment for nursing staff to determine education to be provided throughout the year. The Nurse Educator maintains current in clinical areas of extended care, acute medical care, specialty, primary care, outpatient, and mental health. The educator is responsible and accountable to the Nurse Manager and Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, Education. Work Schedule: The primary tour of duty is 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday; however, extended hours or changes in tour of duty may be needed intermittently to accomplish educational duties and responsibilities. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.